Written by Marisol DahlHappy July, LAC!
I’m back with a quarterly round-up of what the team has been loving and reading lately. This time around, I’m digging into the archives of the Life After College newsletter to spotlight all of our favorite reads, podcasts, and apps of 2016 (so far!).
So without further ado, here’s what we’ve been up to lately:
- Fast Company: How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage of Your Career
- NY Times: Gap Year May Have Benefits Long After College
- Darling Magazine: 8 Inspiring Websites to Read When You Only Have Your Phone At Hand
- Julie Clow: Why I'll Never Get Married
- NY Times: Is Staying In the New Going Out?
- Hip Diggs: How to Break the Mindset of Always Wanting More
- NY Times: Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep
- The Pool: You're Never Going to Retire
- Fast Company: Six Leadership Lessons From The Campaign Trail
- Man Repeller: How to Make Friends as an Adult
- 99u: The Most Defensible Thing You Can Do For Your Career: Build an Audience
- Medium: How To Consistently Write 3500-4000 Words Per Hour
- Harvard Business Review: “No” is the New “Yes”: Four Practices to Reprioritize Your Life
- 99u: The Power of Creative Cross Training: How Experimentation Creates Possibility
- Presidential Podcast: In 44 episodes leading up to the next election, this podcast from the Washington Post explores the rise and legacy of each American president.
- The Tim Ferriss Show: Tim Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
- The Mash-Up Americans: Your guide to hyphen-America. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America.
- The James Altucher Show: Interviews on entrepreneurship, investing, and health.
- StarTalk Radio: Science, pop culture & comedy collide on StarTalk with astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-hosts, celebrities and scientists.
- RoboPsych: Tom Guarriello explores the psychology of human robot interaction
- Writer's Rough Drafts: Host Elisa Doucette climbs into the minds of some of today's most popular authors and business people to learn that and much more about how they moved on from their rough drafts.
- Two Inboxes: Interviews with the Side Hustle Generation: Learn how to tackle a life with multiple jobs and projects. Hear Molly Ford Beck, a member of the side hustle generation, interview guests who are climbing the ladder of corporate success and managing an entrepreneurial venture on top of their day jobs.
- Pivot Podcast by Jenny Blake: Jenny Blake talks with peak performers to reverse-engineer their most successful career pivots, interviews experts on what it takes to be agile in a rapidly evolving economy, and opens the kimono on what happens behind-the-scenes of her book and business.
Apps We’re Obsessed With
- Asana: A new favorite of me and Jenny's for project management. It's been the perfect solution for keeping a pulse on what's going on in each aspect of the business!
- Edgar: We went for it and made the upgrade! It's a "social media queue that fills itself."
- Duolingo + Fluencia: Two great apps to brush up on your Spanish.
- Countable App: Get informed on congressional legislation with this Tinder-like app.
- Apres: Helping women re-enter the workforce (Check out their feature in Fast Company)
- Wonder: Save time by getting detailed answers and resources delivered to your inbox by a trusted network of researchers.
- Hound: A digital assistant that's "faster and smarter than Siri, Google Now, and Cortana"
- Adhara: Your one-stop-shop for everything spiritual and wellness-related.
- Nomad House: Live, work and retreat with other digital nomads.
- Mixmax: A Chrome/Gmail extension that allows you to track email opens, schedule them for later, save templates, send bulk personalized email through mail merge, and more.
- Letterlist: Discover awesome newsletters!
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About Marisol Dahl
Marisol graduated Yale in 2015 as a Sociology and Education Studies major. A longtime New Yorker, her interests include business, communications, and branding. She can be reached on Twitter at @marisoldahl.